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The London Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the London - Silicon Valley Virtual 2020 program.

Over 475 people applied to the program, and after an intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints and constant evaluation and feedback from investors and mentors, just 13 companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of London's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the Alumni of the London program: 

  • Backed Technologiesa connective service for victims of online harrassment and revenge pornography, victims chose from different types of support, providing holistic care to deal with the trauma, from content removal, to lawyers, to counselling.

  • BLOSSOM1 - a body cleaning device to replace the need for daily showers, with a targeted hygiene process that addresses the challenges of people with physical disabilities and discomfort.

  • DataGardener Solutions Limited - providing comprehensive financial data and business information on UK companies, for financial analysis by credit and risk professionals.

  • Energyfundi - a marketplace for property owners to find and compare solar products, connect to verified service providers, and obtain energy financing. 

  • HyRyze - a coach-in-your-pocket app serving jobseekers by using AI to complement human coaching, not replicate it: reinventing the traditional coaching model with bite-sized, accessible, and fun content. 

  • InnoDash Ltd - a SaaS helping companies to innovate in a self-sustaining way, without any consultancy. Create your own workflow, and unify the way your team innovates.

  • My Zuzu Ltd - an ethical language learning and literature app helping raise the literacy rates for African schoolchildren age 6-15, with an instant teaching aid available on a mobile phone or tablet device.

  • Owner Financing Ltd - helping owners of land, commercial property, and businesses to sell assets faster for higher prices.
  • Picl - an information and social network allowing users to instantly learn, share knowledge, and solve problems across cultural, economic, and geographical borders. 

  • Qemistry - dating through a different lens, with profiles made up of a series of videos, providing a fun, engaging, and creative way to express personality.

  • Tap2Teach - connecting school teachers with students instantly, matching 'on-demand' for assistance on specific topics.

  • Tizzle App - a marketplace of extracurricular activities, brings educational service providers together and allowing customers to book online.

  • Zumo Ltd - charging your EV while the city sleeps, the concierge charging service can recharge your battery even if you don’t have access to a driveway.

The London Founder Institute invites members of the public to join them on Thursday, January 28th 2021 for the Virtual 2020 cohort Graduation online event, featuring SeedLegals' founder & CEO Anthony Rose and Head of Global Marketing Expansion at Fiverr, Liron Smadja.

The London - Silicon Valley Virtual 2020 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the London Founder Institute: Mercedes Bankston, Paul Weeden, and Richard Cristina. Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in London that is conducive to building to great companies.

In addition, the London Virtual 2020 accelerator program was supported by some of the UK and Silicon Valleys's top technology organizations, including:

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $950M. 

After Graduation, the new London Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 90+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next London Founder Institute Virtual Spring 2021 accelerator program is open for applications now - to learn more and apply, visit FI.co/apply/london.

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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $950M in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey

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